The Banks County High School varsity girls’ basketball team split games on the road in recent action. The Lady Leopards beat Oglethorpe County 65-27 and lost to Buford 18-55.
BCHS jumped out of the gate and scored twice as many points as Oglethorpe did in the first quarter. Leading 12-6 at the end of the period, the Lady Leopards were ready to push the score even higher in the second quarter and that's exactly what they did.
BCHS scored 26 points to seven in the period and led the game at the half 38-13. The Patriots looking for a way to come back in the game only managed to score two points in the third quarter and the Lady Leopards put the game away scoring 18 points.
Abby Parks and Lauren Carter scored 12 points each, Taylor Kennedy scored nine points, Kaitlyn Duncan scored seven points. McKenna Rylee scored six points, Paige Mathis scored five points, Haley Warner scored four points, Jodi Milford, Savannah Blalock and Shelby Parson scored three points each. Brenna Parson scored one point from the free throw line.
Buford was a huge test for the Lady Leopards. The Wolves held BCHS scoreless through the first quarter as shot after shot bounced around the rim. Haley Warner and Taylor Kennedy finally got the Lady Leopards on the board in the second quarter and the half ended 4-29.
A huge deficit to overcome the Lady Leopards never gave up and continued to add to the scoreboard. Savannah Blalock scored four points, McKenna Rylee hit a three pointer and Haley Warner made a basket for two points.
The fourth quarter wasn't very productive for the Lady Leopards and Buford pulled away and made the game out of reach. McKenna Rylee scored on a three point shot and Paige Mathis scored two points from the floor.
McKenna Rylee ed the Lady Leopards with a total of six points, Haley Warner and Savannah Blalock scored four points each. Paige Mathis scored two points against the Wolves.